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Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

Meanwhile, LaVine is an enticing, improving talent, but he's coming off ACL surgery and who knows how that will change his game. Fox and Kentucky got the best of Ball and UCLA in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on March 24, with Ball erupting for 39 points and holding Ball to 10 in the Wildcats' 86-75 victory. Read More »

KU's Jackson headlines group of athletic forwards in NBA Draft

The Suns, who were one pick after the Celtics in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft , knew that they wanted Josh Jackson . Prior to Kentucky guards Malik Monk and De'Aaron Fox, and then Washington guard Markelle Fultz visiting last week, Sixers president Bryan Colangelo said the Sixers had either seen or scheduled visits with almost all of the high-level prospects but that some agents didn't want that information made public. Read More »

76ers focused on extending Joel Embiid

Washington's Markelle Fultz , right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. So, we've only gotten limited glimpses of Embiid, but what we've seen has been tantalizing. Melchiorre received a misdemeanor and a suspended sentence, but National Basketball Association president Maurice Podoloff banned him and all the other players involved in the CCNY scandal for life. Read More »

Red Sox can't complete fiery rally vs. Angels


The man who once said "This is our [bleepin'] city" now has his own bleepin' street. Oh, and an unforgettable ALCS MVP performance in 2004 against the New York Yankees to help lead the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years. Read More »

Federer claims ninth Halle Open title


Federer took an early advantage after the opening three games all produced breaks of serve, going on to seal the first set at the second attempt before Khachanov pushed him in another tight set. Roger raced to a 4-0 lead, breaking Sascha in games 1 and 3 to gain the authority in the first set, and he sealed it with the third break in the game 7. Read More »

Germany's Loew to rotate against Chile with 100th win in sight


He said: "It's why we're here, we wanted to be alive when the last game came around, we weren't at the [2014] World Cup". "We're playing really well in patches", Kruse told Football Federation Australia TV. Likewise, talented midfielder Aaron Mooy will be expected to help maintain possession in the middle, an area where Australia struggled against Germany . Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw


The two teams fought to no avail as the match ended 1-1 to the disappointment of both sides. His 11 tackles are the most made by any player over the first two matches at the Confederations Cup and, with more nearly certainly necessary against Germany , he credits his time at Tynecastle for bringing on those qualities. Read More »

Boston Celtics select Duke forward Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

Like all of the first 10 draftees, he was an NCAA one-and-doner, leaving after his freshman year. They did not have a chance at putting an end to their nine-year championship drought. "Duke is such a special place", Kennard said. "But it was just scheduling issues and it was a little delayed for me to get out there". "You know, I was surprised because they had the No. Read More »

76ers take Fultz; Celts draft Duke's Tatum

Now that this year's National Basketball Association draft has concluded, the Philadelphia 76ers have shifted their focus to extending center Joel Embiid to a long-term deal. Fast food probably isn't a deal-breaker when it comes to where you play in the National Basketball Association. The Celtics, who traded the top pick to the Sixers and moved down to No. Read More »

Cameroon exploited Mathew Ryan's weakness in Socceroos draw


In the final tour of the group stage, due on June 25, Germany will face Cameroon and Chile will face Australia . His day's work - seven goal attempts, none on target - prompted a Cameroonian reporter at the coaches' news conference to ask Broos if he was still looking for new forwards. Read More »

Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No


Jayson Tatum was selected by the Boston Celtics with the No. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . But Smith enjoyed his recent workout for the Celts. Then Danny Ainge made a decision to flip the world upside down. Ainge played with fury, a combative spirit, as does Jackson. "A lot of the character issues that you guys probably been reading, they've really been blown out of proportion a lot", he said. Read More »

Lonzo Ball introduced as 'new face of the Lakers' by Magic Johnson

LaVar Ball has been making big claims about his sons' abilities since the day they were born. As expected, LaVar Ball was a very happy man that the Los Angeles Lakers selected his son and UCLA prospect Lonzo Ball with the No. However, these reports turned out to be completely false. But, if it was something that the Lakers thought they could make work, they probably would have tried to do it. Read More »

Bulls hit reset button with Butler trade; Fultz is no. 1

After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Lonzo Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick. Fultz published the obligatory photo of himself wearing a 76ers hat right after getting drafted on Thursday night. It is still too early to tell who will be successful in the National Basketball Association at this point but all of the players selected are supposed to be good. Read More »

1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

If Fultz can duplicate those numbers at the National Basketball Association level, the 76ers, in the near future, could be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. It would be the fewest games ever played by a recipient of the award but at this point, the Sixers need to bet on him playing more in seasons to come. Read More »

Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud


Russian goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev was tasked with facing a forward line led by the world's best player Ronaldo in his 100th global appearance for "Sbornaya". Gestha, the union of experts for the Spain's Inland Revenue service "Hacienda", believe Ronaldo would also face a fine of at least €28m. Morata is now enjoying his honeymoon after getting married but Marca say he wants his move to United wrapped-up when he returns, so we could see the striker complete his switch to Old ... Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No

We like his upside". The New Jersey Devils , however, took Swedish-born Nico Hischier with the first pick. "Didn't quite have the power down yet in terms of his body. 98. "I'm going to use it as motivation to prove people wrong". The Flyers may not have gotten the player that some feel was the best all-around player - with Hischier going first overall - but they got a type of player that is still a rarity. Read More »

NBA Draft: Biggest winners and losers

It did not matter to the Sixers that Fultz is the first player from a losing team to go No. 1 since the Portland Trail Blazers took LaRue Martin out of Loyola (Ill.) in 1972. And that's without Duke's Frank Jackson, who slipped out of the first round. Surely, the Sixers would have to play a shorter, quicker guy next to him to perform that defensive task - and it would no doubt help if that guy could knock down a shot or two as well. Read More »

Magic Johnson sees the Lakers eventually retiring Lonzo Ball's jersey

This is the flawless place for Lavar to start officially marketing his son's Big Baller brand . "But what I needed was a leader", Johnson told reporters . But, if it was something that the Lakers thought they could make work, they probably would have tried to do it. "The tide has turned". If you would like to receive an email each time a new Los Angeles Lakers article is published , fill out our email notification form . Read More »

Chicago Bulls: Complete 2017 NBA Draft results

Washington went into Thursday night's draft having traded away both of its picks. He had some seriously impressive performances for the Wildcats, one included an 39 point game against Ball's UCLA Bruins. He joins a young squad featuring forward Ben Simmons , another top draft pick; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric. Read More »

Devils take center with No. 1 pick


He also has a new team. When Nico Hischier went to the Devils with the first overall pick, all eyes went to Nolan Patrick . "I was really excited for Brendan and Skyler, said Mike Johnston, the Winterhawks VP/GM/coach". 12 before selecting Swedish defenseman Erik Brannstrom with the 15th pick. He played just five games before an injury - later determined to be another undiagnosed sports hernia - sidelined him again. Read More »

National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers are particularly excited as their teams have the top two picks in the draft, which is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. First, Simmons and Embiid need to be healthy. Simmons injured a foot in training camp and never played while the Sixers improved their win total by 18 games to 28. Read More »

Morgan: Roy's dismissal proves spirit of game is open to interpretation

Chris Jordan finished well at the death, trapping Fabien Behardien lbw, and England were set 175 to win the series. After claiming a wicket with his second ball in worldwide cricket - Reeza Hendricks bottom-edging an attempted pull on to his stumps - Curran returned to bowl the last couple of overs from the Somerset Pavilion End and impressed with his control and variations. Read More »

Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup

Australia can only guarantee passage with a two-goal win over the South American champions, a result they've never managed over such a high quality opponent in a competitive match. It was no less than the African champions deserved. Australia made the more confident start on the back of a narrow 3-2 defeat to Germany and could have gone ahead in the second minute as Robbie Kruse shot tamely at Fabrice Ondoa . Read More »

Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft


A select few will be drafted early and sign huge contracts. If all goes to plan, Cole hopes to transform it into a transitional house for a single mom who will be able to live there with her kids rent-free for a year while she gets back on her feet. Read More »

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

William Carrier, a 22-year-old left winger, was then chosen from the Buffalo Sabres, who also traded a sixth-round pick for the 2017 draft to the Golden Knicks so the Sabres could keep the expansion club away from another unprotected player. Read More »

Warren Gatland responds to critics after 'challenging' week for Lions


Conor Murray reinforced his reputation as being close to the best halfback in the world. And if I don't need anything more then I'll obviously let him know that with a good performance. Gatland has received criticism in the local press and said to TalkSport after the win in Christchurch that he had been subject to a "targeted campaign against me personally". Read More »

Loew: Experience of facing Chile is priceless for Germany


Directly at the Confederations Cup , the Germans struggled, but defeated the Australian team 3: 2. The key is whether Germany can defend better than they did against Australia . Back-to-back Copa America winners, Chile are now an established powerhouse in South America. "First of all, I think that it is not up to us to answer this type of question and, secondly, of course, everywhere in the world, if we feel there is racism, of course we are against it", he said. Read More »

Magic Johnson questioned D'Angelo Russell's Leadership

He had a child, said he would go to UCLA and play for the Lakers , and he's made it all happen. "He has the talent to be an All-Star". While Ball was the early favorite for Los Angeles, the front office reportedly fell in and out of love with other top-tier prospects, including Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox and Kansas' Josh Jackson . Read More »

Magic buys into Ball hype as Lakers look to rebuild

Let's get the overseas players (Pasecniks, Bolden, and Lessort) out of the way first. "We're going to try to make the right decisions to finish this project", Colangelo said . "That's our plan, and we're going to put all of our energy and all of our hard work toward that". There have been a flurry of trades since the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, though most of the moves on draft night were minor. Read More »

5 talking points ahead of England v South Africa

According to South African media reports, Domingo's contract is up at the end of the England tour and the 42- year-old will have to re-apply for the role if he wished to remain in post. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Durban-born Roy, dropped from England's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan after a run of low scores, was in superb form. Read More »

Hamilton wins as Mercedes reel off one-two finish


The Briton's 56th career victory was his sixth in Canada and third in a row, and he turned the tables on Ferrari with a peerless performance. Bottas in second gave Mercedes their first 1-2 finish of the season and Stroll took points for Williams, finishing P9 at his home Grand Prix. Read More »

Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

Jackson never thought that would be him, so he said he didn't work out for the Celtics. "But at the same time, I hope he just tears it up in Brooklyn". "I'm playing the game of basketball, which I've been playing all of my life". "I'm going to have some custom-made shoes that I think nobody ever had before". Read More »